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TV Tuesday: A Good Idea, Son! 1953

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Seventy years, ago, today, the TV Special A Good Idea, Son! aired on BBC at 9:30pm. A musical comedy, written by Eric Sykes, it starred Max Bygraves (host & presenter), Belita (The Ice Maiden), Bob Dixon (pianist), the George Mitchell Singers, Peter Glover, The King Brothers, Lillemor Knudsen and Jean Marsh. It was an hour long program in black & white. There are no pictures from the show but, I did manage to find a short YouTube clip of Max Bygraves singing the title song. Bygraves is also associated with the Educating Archie Radio Show. As with many early television shows, there is not much written about it. ~Vic

Additional:
A Good Idea, Son! (British Comedy Guide)
Max Bygraves (Evening Standard/09-01-2012)
Eric Sykes In His Own Words (BBC News/07-04-2012)
Educating Archie (Vinny’s Mislaid Comedy Heroes)
Educating Archie (Vintage Comedy Corner)